Operation Tidal Wave, during World War II. U.S. B-24s attacking the Ploiesti oil fields and rail marshaling yards in Romania
Ploesti Romania Date:1943, August 1 Duration:1 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
Aerial views of Operation Tidal Wave, an air attack by B-24 heavy bombers of the United States Army Air Forces on oil refineries around Ploiesti or Ploesti, Romania. during World War II. The 98th and 376th Bomb Groups of 9th Air force and 44th, 93rd, and 389th Bomb Groups of 8th Air Force took part.. Fifty-three aircraft and 660 aircrew were lost in this raid. Views of bombers dropping bombs over the oil refineries,factories,railroad yards and oil fields. Aerial views of destroyed Ploesti oil fields and of the planes climbing out and leaving the area.
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